I have always found dreams to be extremely interesting. To many people, dreams are just outlandish stories that our minds make up while we sleep, but dreams are much more than the nonsensical ramblings of a dormant mind. I have always wondered if dreams are happening in slow motion, or if dreams give us the ability to somehow tell the future. I figure we maintain some sort of conscious connection to the outside world while we sleep, because there are some dreams that include events that occur concurrently with external stimuli that have a direct effect on the dream. If you have ever had a dream in which you found yourself falling or sky diving, often times you end up waking up during an actual fall from bed, only to find yourself confused and possibly a little frightened. I know everybody has not had one of these falling dreams, but for those who have, it can be quite strange and interesting. It calls to question whether you started to dream as you were falling this short distance, or if the fall was because of the dream, either way, the dream was interacting with what was happening in the conscious world. I would love to believe that dreams can give us super sensory abilities, but unfortunately I simply don’t find that possible. My best explanation and guess for what is happening during dreams is that our minds are acting very quickly, and due to the quick change from being sleeping to being awake, we have a momentary delay between the dream world and reality. Perhaps we aren’t falling in real life, but just reliving the memory of a fall as we wake from a falling dream. I would love to be able to run tests on my ideas of the dreams connection to the actions of the body, but unfortunately I don’t have the funds or equipment for such a venture. I will just have to keep my wild ideas about dreams in my sleep where they belong, until somebody decides to fund my research.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was proof that people can live a full, purpose driven life, even if it is cut short. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader in the south, who is widely acknowledged as one of the major driving forces behind the end of segregation. Dr. King was an activist at heart, and he wasn’t just chasing any frivolous cause, he was trying to make sure that his children did not have to grow up in the same divided United States of America that he knew from his youth. Dr. King was not only demonstrating and marching for his children, but also for everybody who would ever call Earth their home. King did not want the same hate that existed in this country for decades to be accepted as the popular norm any longer, and he used peaceful methods to protest this hate. The use of peaceful protests is an extremely brilliant tactic, as it gives a clear contrast between two sides of an argument, and right is almost never violent. I admire Dr. King because he showed magnificent resolve in approaching his mission, he was a man who always felt he had a calling in life, and when he found out what it was, he threw himself fully into his task. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my favorite people in history because his work changed the course of history, and while his dream may not yet be fully realized, the ideals he fought to instill are already in motion, and thriving to this day.